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Proposed development leads to questions about Barrington's comp plan

Ann Strong is a former town council member, former planning board member and former member of the town's conservation commission, and she believes the town's comprehensive plan is to blame for …
Barrington teams compete at LEGO robotics states
Two teams from Barrington competed at the First LEGO League Rhode Island State Championship at Roger Williams University on Saturday, … Read More
BCWA: Pipeline project needs state aid
Allan Klepper stood before the Barrington Town Council on Monday night, Jan. 7, and tried to explain the situation facing the Bristol … Read More
Eagles outlast Avengers in girls basketball, 44-40
The Barrington High School girls basketball team won its fourth straight game, defeating East Greenwich 44-40 on Thursday night, Jan. … Read More
Eagles score six goals in first period, win 8-5
The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team took a commanding 6-0 lead in the first period and glided to an 8-5 win over the … Read More
Eagles dominate competition at track meet
The Barrington High School boys indoor track team rolled to three victories during a regular season meet on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The … Read More
Resident claims Bristol County Water Authority is breaking the law
A Serpentine Road resident who ran for Warren Town Council last fall to raise awareness of alleged negligence and wrongdoing by the … Read More
Obituaries
Elizabeth Chauvin, 88, of Barrington Elizabeth Chauvin, 88, of Church Street, Barrington, died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Lucien L. Chauvin. A lifelong resident …
The Reverend Duane F. Parker, Ph.D., formerly of Barrington On Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, Duane Parker died in hospice care at home, surrounded by his family. More than a decade ago, Duane was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). We had expected only …
Ginny McDermott, 88, of Barrington Ginny (Ruth) McDermott, 88, of Barrington, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late William J. McDermott. Born in Roxbury, Mass., she was a daughter of …
Frank J. Murgo, 95, of Barrington Frank J. Murgo, 95, formerly of Houghton Street, Barrington, died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Shirley A. (Crawford) Murgo. …
Sports
Resident calls for artificial turf at new middle school Should the Barrington Town Council form a committee to explore the idea of building new artificial turf fields at the middle school? Barrington resident Tom Rimoshytus made that exact request to …
Barrington remembers a legend Frank Murgo once told this reporter many years ago, “I always tell my teams to play smart football and give it all they’ve got.” That was the trademark of a winning football …
Eagles skate past Mounties in Medeiros Cup opener The East Bay Girls Co-op ice hockey team scored two goals in the first two minutes and rolled to a 6-0 victory over the Mount St. Charles/Cumberland/Lincoln Co-op team in the first of the two …
Barrington fencers perform well at recent tournament A number of Barrington fencers from the Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club managed to squeeze in a major fencing competition just before Christmas.   The tournament—a regional …
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Opinion
Letter: Some facts left out of BCWA editorial To the editor:I would like to take this opportunity to address some of the facts that were not included in last week’s editorial concerning the proposed abandonment of the Massachusetts water …
Letter: My BCWA complaints are crystal clear To the editor:Last week's article on my complaints to the RI State Attorney General did an injustice. It was verbose.My two complaints are not.They are based  on the obvious. They were purposely …
Editorial: Your Bristol County water supply is being left to rot We lose irreplaceable things all the time. Old houses rot and fall down. Developers plow beautiful fields into cul de sacs and house lots. Beloved businesses grow tired and close their doors. These …
Letter: The Reform Caucus can embrace democracy To the editor: The 19 or 20 Democrats who opposed Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s election would be wise to follow the principles outlined in George Kassis’ Jan. 3 letter to the editor (“An open …

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